March 22, 2018

CSF Works with Congressional Leaders to Include Sportsmen’s Priorities in Omnibus Bill

Over the last week, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and partners from the sportsmen’s conservation community worked closely with Congressional leadership to ensure that several funding priorities for the sportsmen’s community are included in the FY2018 Omnibus appropriations bill.

“The inclusion of provisions such as a fix to fire-borrowing, reauthorization of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act with enhanced sportsmen’s access, improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and addressing disease risks for the benefit our nation’s wild sheep populations, are all victories for the outdoor conservation community as a whole,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “CSF and partners have been working closely with Members of the House and Senate to ensure that these crucial provisions are included.”

Top provisions that were successfully added to the Omnibus package include:

The Omnibus package was approved by the House on March 22, and is now headed to the Senate for a vote before tomorrow’s FY2018 funding deadline.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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